There are 5 ways to get from Katowice to Zakopane by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice to Zakopane 1363

$6 - $12

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Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Katowice to Zakopane 112.8 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Zakopane Ks

$7 - $11

Taxi  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katowice to Zakopane 111.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Zakopane 111.4 miles

$19 - $28

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice and arriving at Zakopane. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Zakopane. Services depart three times a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Zakopane is 126 km. The road distance is 178.2 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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The bus from Katowice to Zakopane takes 3 h 18 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Katowice to Zakopane bus services, operated by PKS Zielona Gora, depart from Katowice station.

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Katowice to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Katowice station.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Zakopane is to bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Katowice to Zakopane bus services, operated by PKS Zielona Gora, arrive at Zakopane station.

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Katowice to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zakopane station.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 78.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Katowice, Poland and Zakopane, Poland?

PKS Zielona Gora operates a bus from Katowice to Zakopane once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Katowice to Zakopane 3 times a week. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Bus operators
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Katowice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
PKS Gryfice
Phone
914 698 311
Website
pksgryfice.com.pl
Bus from Katowice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pksgryfice.com.pl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Katowice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Katowice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
City Taxi
Phone
+48 32 203 77 77
Website
citytaxi.katowice.pl
Radio Taxi Katowice
Phone
+48 32 757 01 00
Website
radio-taxi.katowice.pl
Echo Taxi
Phone
+48 32 201 42 00
Website
echotaxi.ppsi.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Zakopane is 178 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Katowice to Zakopane.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Katowice and Zakopane. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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